Milan denied this Thursday the rumors spread by the Italian press about a possible interest of Barcelona and Manchester City to take the Italian international defender Leonardo Bonucci.

Milan defined these assumptions as “really unacceptable deductions” through a note posted on its website, which emphasizes that Bonucci “believes in the project” of the new ownership.

The captain of the Rossoneri is working hard, like all his colleagues, in the concentration, to help leave Milan from a very negative position in the table “, published the club. The Milan note was released after several Italian sports media claimed Thursday that Bonucci is “tempted” by the idea of playing the next Champions League in clubs like Barcelona or Manchester City of Spanish coach Pep Guardiola.

Our Captain, Leonardo Bonucci during a match at the San Ciro

The newspaper “Corriere dello Sport” published today a note in which it maintains that Barcelona is ready to replace a possible departure of the Argentine Javier Mascherano with Bonucci himself. The Italian, who left Juventus in July to sign for Milan in exchange for 40 million euros (about 47.4 million dollars), has been one of the most criticized by the poor season of the Milanese club, currently eighth in the table.

The team led by coach Gennaro Gattuso is concentrated in the sports center of Milanello since last Monday to work and to react after the resounding 0-3 defeat suffered on Sunday against Hellas Verona in the Italian league.



Milan denies the interest of Barcelona and City for Bonucci


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